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  • Posted on: 4 January, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    The Persianas Group has grown significantly since being founded in 1990 and established a proven capability to initiate, secure, construct, deliver and manage real estate developments across Nigeria. We have particular expertise and a leading profile in the retail sector, notably The Palms shopping malls, and are also active in the residential and commercial real estate development and management sectors. Combining market insights, entrepreneurial vision and expert administration, Persianas today is a stable, highly profitable business benefiting from a pragmatic operational structure, rigorous financial controls and impeccable corporate governance.

    Africa Real estate Investment and Asset Management Company (ARIA) was incorporated in 2011 as the asset management arm of the Persianas Group. It is in charge of managing all its assets and ensuring the maximization of revenue and efficient running of all its entities.

    Centre Manager - Kwara Mall


    Job description

    Position Summary/Objectives (Location: Kwara, Ilorin):

    The Centre Manager is responsible for the management of the Centre, ensures investment growth and maximum income of Centre through effective Centre management and asset control. Develops related budgets, oversees leasing contracts, procures services, handles third party service contracts and directs maintenance procedures. He/She ensures that the building ground and equipment’s are well maintained and in optimal working condition. Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures and ensures that all operations are in accordance with established health and safety regulations. And also ensures that services purchased are of acceptable quality at the least possible cost, keeps the Senior Management well informed of area activities and significant problems. Train, directs and appraises assigned personnel.

    Key Roles & Responsibilities: 

    1. Assumes responsibility for developing and maintaining effective public relations with customers, marketing professionals and external business contacts.

                    a. Centre Management

        • Keeps abreast of market activities in respect of tenant movement, new developments, major vacancies and other landlord’s strategies
        • Attends meetings / functions related to successful operation of centre
        • Investigates / initiates proposals for refurbishments
        • Maintain a hands-on control of projects in hand
        • Reviews the building status/grade annually and maintain the standards within those grades

                    b. Client Reporting

        • Provides accurate information to client according to agreed format timeously
        • Analyses of monthly income/expenses
        • Monitors turnover rentals
        • Analyses of operating costs on a quarterly basis in terms of the approved forecasts
        • Monitors all general recoveries on a monthly basis

                    c. Planning & Budgeting

        • Prepares and completes budgets by January each year
        • Completion of forecast should be timely
        • Reviews rental quarterly and ensure best possible rate achieved and maintained
        • Assists in the formulation of business plans for the centre
        • 5-year budget – preparation and control
        • Quarterly review and monitoring results

                    d. Debtors & Creditors Management

        • Undertake monthly interaction meetings with debtors, debtors manager and leasing to ensure appropriate action taken and approve legal action
        • Credit Control

                                       - Arrears

                                       - Legal Action

                                       - Write-offs

                    e. Tenant Management

        • Deals with correspondence / interaction with tenants as required
        • Ensures that leases are renewed timely and all vacant space is let or in a presentable state

                     f. New Tenants

        • Determines and recommends letting mandates (i.e. rental levels etc.)
        • Undertake lease negotiation and maintenance of tenant relationships
        • Controls new leases and records same
        • Controls / oversees new installation (through the technical manager) including:

                                       - Premises design

                                       - Sign off acceptance of complete premise

                                       - Control of contractors

                     g. Existing Tenants

        • Renews lease agreements in line with pre-determined letting mandates
        • Tenant liaison and public relations
        • Plans, coordinates and controls centre promotions
        • Records tenant turnover levels
        • Undertake lease negotiation and maintenance of tenant relationships
        • Controls new leases and records same

                     h. Expense Control

        • Checks and approves payment of accounts
        • Controls cleaning, consumables, electrical and general maintenance
        • Ensures effective performance of contractors

                      i. Customer Liaison

        • New Tenants
        • Lease negotiation
        • Maintenance of tenant relationships

                      j. Public Relations

        • Establishes and maintain sound public relations
        • Attracts people to the centre
        • Advertising materials
        • Motivates and assists tenants to improve their services

         2.  Assumes responsibility for the effective repairs and maintenance of the centre

                      a. Establishes and implements effective communication with outsides contacts

                      b. Ensures that request and questions are promptly, appropriately, and courteously resolved

                      c. Ensures that the Company’s professional reputation is maintained

         3.  Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and  coordination with Company personnel with management

                      a. Provide assistance and support as needed

                      b. Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant concerns

                      c. Completes required reports, records and related documents accurately and promptly

                      d. Attends meetings as required

         4. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned

                      a. Stays informed of developments in the marketing field and of markets affecting Company operations.

                       b. Ensures that the work area is clean, secure and well maintained

                       c. Completes special projects as assigned

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • First Degree from a reputable institution
    • Experience in dynamic multi-tasking situations is a must.
    • 4-5 years relevant experience in related field is helpful.
    • The ability to identify and resolve problems.
    • Strong Interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft programs.

    Performance Measures:

    • Marketing functions are well coordinated and support organizational objectives
    • Marketing research is valid, reliable and a useful tool for management
    • Marketing programs are appropriate, effective reviewed regularly
    • Service and product needs of current and prospective customers are identified and met.
    • Good working relationships exist with area personnel. Assistance and training is provided as need
    • Professional and effective public relations are maintained
    • Management is appropriately informed of area activities and of any significant problems. Required reports are accurate and timely. Suggestions for improved performance are provided.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit ARIA Career Page on LinkedIn

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